The Copper Development Association Names New Vice President

February 1, 2022


McLean, VA— McLean, VA – The Copper Development Association, Inc. (CDA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Estelle as the association’s next Vice President. Estelle joined CDA in 2008 as a project engineer but quickly climbed the leadership ranks and has become a thought leader in areas ranging from antimicrobial copper to substitution defense.  

“Adam is a valuable global expert with 14 years of copper industry experience” said Andrew Kireta, Jr., CDA’s President and CEO. “His expert knowledge of copper products and markets, keen strategic thinking, strong management skills, and the respect he commands from members, staff, andthe copper industry position him well to help CDA succeed.”

 As vice president, Estelle oversees several market development initiatives designed to bring the value of copper and copper alloy products to society including CDA’s Brass Rod, Flat Products and Tube & Fittings Product Councils. He also serves as a subject matter expert on emerging markets for copper alloy touch surfaces based on their inherent antimicrobial properties and leads an industry working group formed to protect the viability of the copper and brass recycling stream. 

About Copper Development Association

The Copper Development Association is a trade association of the North American copper industry, with the objective of influencing the use of copper and copper alloys through pre- competitive research, market development/promotion, and education, as well as technical and end-user support.